Working Visa - Professional Driver

25.05.2021 - Article

To apply for this type of working visa, you need to submit the following documents:

  1. Two completed and signed application forms. Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.
  2. Three recent biometric passport photos (not older than six months), two glued to the application forms and one attached with a paper clip
  3. Passport, issued within the last 10 years, valid for at least one more year from the intended date of entry into Germany and with at least two empty pages (original and two photocopies of the data page and of the page which shows the signature of the passport holder)
  4. Maltese residence card, valid for at least three more months (original and two photocopies)
  5. Last three pay slips from your current employer in Malta (original and two photocopies)
  6.  Work contract, signed by you and your future employer (original and two photocopies). Please ask your employer to check with the labor office in Germany whether your salary is in line with local standards)
  7. Recent extract from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) from your future employer (two photocopies)
  8. Employment declaration („Erklärung zum Beschäftigungsverhältnis“) to be filled in by your future employer (original and two photocopies)
  9. EU driving licence C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE (original and two photocopies)
  10. Proof of basic professional driver qualification or accelerated basic professional driver qualification (Basic qualification or accelerated basic qualification according to EU Directive 2003/59/EC or EU Directive 2006/126/EC. The basic qualification comprises a theoretical and a practical examination of 450 minutes in total. The accelerated basic qualification comprises 140 hours of instruction followed by a 90-minute written examination.)

    Proof can be provided by:

    the code number 95 being entered in the EU/EEA driver's license or

    - Driver qualification certificate of an EU/EEA state or

    - EU/EEA driver certificate

  11. For applicants aged 45 years and over: Proof of adequate retirement provision (original and two photocopies), e.g. salary statement of at least 4.015,- EUR per month; statutory/private pension insurance guaranteeing monthly pension payments; ownership of real estate. Documents in a language other than German must be accompanied by a certified translation into German.

  12. Travel health insurance policy for 14 days from the intended day of entry into Germany (the policy can be presented at the time the visa is issued)

  13. Visa fee is 75,- EUR to be paid either in cash or by credit card (Visa or Master Card).

Certificates, diplomas, etc. issued in a country outside the EU must be accompanied by an apostille/a legalisation. Original documents will be returned once the visa application has been processed.

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